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How well do you know your 20th century diplomatic history? All of these questions deal with events featured on our site. Look over to your right. The pressure's on and the clock is ticking...

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1) In his book "American Consul," Stu Kennedy notes that these two famous people actually served in the consular service.

2) The North Koreans seized the USS Pueblo after their attempt to do this failed miserably.

3) Renowned diplomat Max Kampelman was a conscientious objector during WWII and participated in the Minnesota Experiment, which pushed the boundaries of ethics in science. What did it do?

4) Herbert Fierst was a blond Jew who travelled through Nazi Germany in 1936. He said his greatest regret was:

5) Iran hostage Michael Metrinko said during his captivity, "That guy was an idiot, and I could cheerfully have killed him.” Who was he talking about?

6) Stephen Keat tells of how the new U.S. ambassador to Somalia arrived in country and committed which cultural faux pas when he greeted his Muslim hosts on the tarmac?

7) This person complained that Cuban Security agents killed the family dog.

8) When the U.S. invaded Panama in 1989, where did dictator Manuel Noriega stay before he finally gave up?
9) He was killed while investigating Jim Jones' cult in Georgetown, Guyana.

10) Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza liked the U.S. ambassador to his country so much, he honored him by doing what?

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For the answers to the questions featured in the quiz, go to the links below:

Panama invasion
Iran hostage crisis
The Jonestown Massacre
“I’m still a dip kid!”
Cultural sensitivity training
Working with Anastasio Somoza
An encounter with Hitler
USS Pueblo
A brief history of the Consular Service